In a letter to parents and staff, Chair of Christ College’s Governance Committee, Mrs Jane James, said: “He has been a visionary Chairman, who has overseen, in recent years, a period of change and modernisation in the school, seeing it grow in numbers and, this year, extend its teaching range downwards to the age of 7. He has given countless hours of his time to the school as a Governor and has brought to bear his many years of experience in university and church life in offering support and critical friendship to successive Heads at Christ College.”
|“He has been a visionary Chairman …”|
|Mrs Jane James, Chair of Christ College’s Governance Committee|
She added: “It is with huge gratitude and affection that we congratulate him and thank him for his many years of service and for the wisdom, humanity and thoughtfulness he has shown in the vital role of Chairman of Governors.”
In a letter to parents, Mrs James also announced that the next Chair of Governors will be another eminent Old Breconian, Mr Paul Silk.
Mr Silk has been a Clerk in the House of Commons for almost all his professional career and most recently chaired the Commission on Devolution in Wales.
“To the great good fortune of Christ College, the completion of his work on the Commission has allowed him time to take up the role of Chairman of Governors at Christ College from the summer of 2014.” added Mrs James.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Silk paid tribute to the outgoing Chairman.
He said: “I am delighted and honoured to have been chosen to chair the Governors at Christ College – a school where I spent six years as a pupil and 14 years as a parent of three boys at the school. David Davies’s shoes will be very hard to fill – his contribution to the school has been enormous – but I know that I will be able to rely on the support of excellent colleagues as governors, as well as of the Head and her team.
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